Jean Boht (born Jean Dance in 1932) is an English actress, most famous for the role of Nellie Boswell in Carla Lane's TV sitcom series Bread.
Boht was born in Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside and was a pupil at Wirral Grammar School for Girls. In a career spanning the period from 1962 to the present day, she has appeared largely in TV productions such as Softly, Softly (1971), Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1978), Grange Hill (1978), Boys from the Blackstuff (1982), Juliet Bravo in the mid-1980s, and Bread (1986-1991). In 1989, she was the subject of This Is Your Life, and in 2008 she made a guest appearance in BBC daytime TV soap, Doctors.
On stage she appeared with Jeremy Irons in Embers (2006) at the Duke of York's Theatre in London.
She also appeared in the film Mothers and Daughters (2004), and starred in Chris Shepherd's award-winning short film Bad Night For The Blues (2010).
She is married to conductor/composer Carl Davis; they have two daughters.